20 Oct 2002 tromey   » (Master)

Build Tool

Discussion on the build tool is proceeding nicely. Ben's class is ending, so hopefully soon he'll have more time to work on it; it will be nice once the subversion server is set up and people can play with the prototype. Currently we're mostly talking about front end issues, but also some use cases. Also, Ben's going to give a talk on our plans in Australia (I don't know exactly where).

Movies

Super Troopers. I rented this on advice from a person at Video Station. Video Station, btw, is an awesome local video store here in Boulder. The employees are very knowledgeable. I talked to someone who applied for a job there; they give you a movie quiz that most people fail. Anyway, this movie struck my funny bone in a way few movies do. I had to pause the tape since I was laughing too hard. It literally hurt, and tears were coming out of my eyes. Still, I suspect the movie isn't really as funny as I thought; sometimes you happen to see a movie when you're in exactly the mood required to fully appreciate it. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it, especially the character played by the director (who I thought was a fine actor).

Secretary. This is an odd movie; I'm not quite sure what to write about it. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying, since it seemed to be a very mundane, happily-ever-after ending for what had been up until then an anything-but-usual relationship. It absurdly reinforces the dominant cultural values, against its own apparent logic. It is worth seeing, though I probably won't ever see it again. (Watching a movie twice is a real test for it.)

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